Managing data

Good data management is critical in large and small data systems. NLBIF and GBI provide info and support where necessary. Data management includes:

Data storage

Structured and durable storage of biodiversity data is still a major challenge for many institutions, organisations, and science in general. NLBIF does not store data, its area of work is based primarily in providing support to larger organisations in their efforts to standardise and make their existing data systems internationally interoperable. more...

Data analysis

Datasets with biodiversity data can be analysed in different ways: technically, statistically, taxonomically, geographically, and in various combinations of these approaches. Heavy data analysis is neither GBIF's nor NLBIF's mission, a number of basic services are provided within the GBIF network in order to characterise and lightly analyse data. more...

Data validation

Data validation is crucial for its proper use. At present, the data providers are responsible for data quality. User guides, training and tools are offered to help data providers to validate and improve the quality of their data. more...

Data visualisation

Data originating from data providers in the Netherlands can be visualised in different ways through NLBIF and GBIF. Obviously through the GBIF data portal but also through other data portals that have a more thematic character. more...